Officially called the da Vinci Surgical System, doctors control the robot’s tiny instruments from a console a couple feet away, reports DelawareOnline.
Now ear, nose and throat surgeons have started using the robot to reduce the danger of sleep apnea for children with Down syndrome. A.I. is just one of a handful of U.S. pediatric hospitals to do this type of surgery.
“I think Surgio is here to stay for a very long time,” said Dr. Jennifer Hagerty, director of Robotic Surgery at Nemours.